You've attracted the attention of a curious person calling themselves The Craftsman, and if you can prove yourself, you'll discover that there's far more to the world than meets the eye in this enormous, captivating puzzle adventure from Fireproof Games that will keep you hooked all the way through.
In this short but challenging free indie horror stealth game, you'll have to be quick to outwit the horrifying creatures roaming the halls. The story is a little TOO deliberately vague, and some clunky movement makes for the occasional unfair demise, but incredible atmosphere and a great concept makes this game by a student developer one to check out.
Eilo Landa has brought us some great logic games, like Sum Tracks and Finite Moves. And the newest simple puzzle is Wise Turn, holding all the great puzzle logic we love but without the math some of their other games require.
Like a challenge? Then you might just like this high-difficulty action-packed platformer from Rhete that demands fast reflexes as you swiftly swap colours to dodge between hails of bullets, lasers, and other deadly traps to rescue your friends.
Harvest resources and build an expansive array of facilities — starting with basic raw materials and finishing with high-tech goods — in this streamlined, conceptual retro resource management strategy incremental!
In this choose-your-own text adventure for Android and iOS, a logger wakes up hours after a hazy event to find the site destroyed and his crew missing. As you hunt for them, however, the choices you make will determine how things play out in this compellingly creepy and atmospheric tale.
Blink and you'll miss it, but if you're looking for a short, easy little point-and-click puzzle game about a funky rabbit with a whole lot of neon, then this is most definitely the game for you.
X-Mas World has been overthrown by the wicked Snow Boom! It's up to sleepy Mr. Splibox to save the day in this Christmassy physics puzzle platformer... with a little help from the Spliboxes, of course, who are always willing to lend you a step up!
Ever had a night out with friends in nature, enjoying the sounds of the fire, staring into the night sky and willing to talk about anything since you're so bored and the last bits of good gossip were shared an hour ago? Free indie game Longest Night is exactly that as a group of friends turn towards the constellations to help pass the time with one another. While recounting the history from long ago of the very odd world they live in we may even learn a few things about their own past.
Jack's little sister Nikki has been possessed by the spirit of an ancient witch, and he'll team up with a talking ferret to get her back in this over-the-top but gorgeously weird casual hidden-object adventure that's a pleasantly creative and stunning tale, if more than a little convoluted.
- • Jump Over
- • New Year 2016
- • Wicked Escape Zero
This week on Weekday Escape! A snowy outdoor yard to help you ring in the New Year, though sadly there are no cats to be found. An escape where the way out isn't a door but rather up and over. And you won't be able to take anything at face value in a game that's determined to play with your brain.
Also available for Android, in this creepy underwater indie puzzle platformer, you play a lone diver exploring the crumbling hulk of a sunken ship, but you may not be prepared for what you find inside. Despite some kinks, an excellent short, scary gem with an itty-bitty admission fee that delivers big on atmosphere for a satisfying adventure.
Your brother went missing twenty years ago, but when you return to your hometown to check on his memorial, you find yourself swept into the underworld, where possible salvation lies at the heart of a great maze. A stunning, magical hidden-object adventure with a high coat of polish that might be a little too simple for some when it comes to any challenge.
Also free for iOS and Android, this simple but addictive multiplayer arcade game has you zipping around as a dot, trying to eat as many smaller dots as possible while avoiding being eaten yourself. While some may find it a little too basic, it's captured the
A little jail time never hurt anyone... at least, nobody who could break out and bash his way through a castle filled with monsters to take revenge! Hack and slash through dangerous demons and find new weapons in this action-packed platformer.
Made in just three days for a Ludum Dare competition, is this cute and retro papercraft game merely an innocent sim where you care for a virtual pet and help it grow up big and strong? Mmmmaaaaaaaybe... or maybe not.
Married life isn't the perfect bliss restaurant whiz Emily has hoped for... or at least, she and her husband seem to be bickering a lot more than usual. But when their daughter Paige comes down with a bizarre illness and the only cure is on the other side of the world, everyone will come together in this latest installment of the wildly popular casual time management series.
Nitrome takes a turn... for strategy! In this puzzle game that's free (with ads, with option to remove for a fee) for iOS and Android, you're a tiny knight moving turn by turn through dangerous and puzzling levels filled with monsters, traps, and more. With endless levels to test how far you can go and a winning design, Rust Bucket is a no-brainer puzzle game for your pocket.
When mutants come knocking at the secret lab's door, it's up to you to pick up your gun and blast them away in this grindy but fast-paced arena shooter that's full of upgrades and only gets more chaotic as you go.
Sasha, Nikka, and Dimitri are great warriors loyal to the Dark Lord, and they've been sent to bring his son home when Prince Alexei elopes with an inferior (and smelly) human bride. In this quirky, funny free indie RPG adventure, they're scouring the castle for the prince, and wreaking plenty of mayhem, too.
Lo.Nyan's room escape is lovely to look at, and full of secrets. Though it may look ordinary and inviting, start poking around and you'll find puzzles and clues everywhere in this sunny, cozy space. Time to take out the camera!
Running a kingdom isn't as complicated as you think in this super cute and super simple sim made in just three days... all you have to do as the king is say yes or no to the decisions presented by your subjects. With 37 different characters and over 150 decisions, can you raise your population to greatness?
We all knew hoverboards were bound to lead to ruin, and in this high-difficulty action game, you've annoyed a demon by racing through its temple over and over, and now you have to speed through each deadly room in under ten seconds... or you'll explode!
Fantasy political machinations and underhanded dirty tricks abound in this single and online multiplayer indie card and board game of strategy and whimsical intrigue. Play it alone, online, or with two to six friends you didn't plan on keeping anyway.
After a space anomaly you, Captain Welmu for the Spacefleet, end up on the far side of the galaxy all alone with only your A.I unit to keep you company. On your way to returning home you run into a weak signal for help coming from a planet called Hox. Decided to appease your curiosity you go down to see if you can help, only, of course, to end up getting into your own predicament in this free online demo for a larger planned point-and-click adventure.
Times are tough for murderers these days with the Investigator prowling the streets solving crimes left and right, always with a handy sidekick. There is no case that has gone unsolved since Investigator the Alligator has come along, and with his sidekicks that help him he's sure to always have an audience to appreciate his brilliance and all his puns in this point-and-click mystery.
Mateusz Skutnik saves us all from 2015 in this little point-and-click game, but first we've got to help him find the new year before it can begin! Hunt through different beautifully photographed scenes to find different buttons to activate the machinery you need to ring in 2016!
- • Titan Escape
- • Xmas Tree Decorations!
- • House Maintenance
This week on Weekday Escape! A game with a classic feel submitted by a reader where there's one big problem in the way of you leaving. A Christmas-themed treat, though tree without trimmings is no tree at all. And a little bit of home improvement, because why clean up yourself when you can get players to do it for you?
Slaying demons to remove the pests is hard work, but when you're summoned to the castle to retrieve the magic book that released them all, fighting your way through monsters and traps to reach it is even harder in this action-packed platformer from Eyesteam.
When a farmer's livestock is stolen, he joins forces with a super pig (naturally) and sets out to save them. Match three or more icons to build attack power, heal, and more, in this fun and cute but definitely grindy blend of match-3 and RPG.
Bright, colorful and puzzling is what you get with Fun Pipe! Tap to rotate pieces of the pipes so that all colors make a continuous track. Add in special tiles and a tap counter, and you've got yourself an engaging puzzle game to tackle.
Weird parodies and weirder characters abound in this fast-paced, stunt-driven racing game. Upgrade your car and unlock new ones as you race through strange locations, performing tricks for extra cash, though the tastefulness of some characters is debateable.
It's Halloween night, and Frankie's come calling to get Countess Bela to spend the evening with him... but she's not going anywhere unless he brings her candy, and you'll need to search the town for some in this cute point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.
Before you can escape this quaint little store set up by Funkyland, you'll need to find five items bearing the likeness of sheep. While most of this bite-sized escape is straightforward, you'll still need to pay careful attention to clues!
Science student and unlikely space explorer Taylor is back in this sequel to the original Lifeline story. A strange space craft is approaching the mining ship that rescued you. Are they friend or foe? Find out as you help Taylor navigate the situation in this text adventure.
After a car accident in which he lost his wife, Ben starts seeing her in his dreams. One day he realises dreams and reality are connected, and uses this new knowledge to try to reach his wife. But can he save her? And what strange and unsettling worlds lie in the back of Ben's mind?
A Christmas party with your closest friends turns tricky when it turns out they've locked you inside to make it into an escape game for you! Aries Escape delivers a peppy holiday treat with lots of puzzles and two different endings to find.
- • Santa Defence
- • Xmas Boom
- • Cloud Wars Snowfall
- • Jingle All the Bells
Christmas, you say? Why that calls for a seasonal Link Dump Friday! Ring the bells just right to inspire people to donate, defend Santa from waves of furious enemies, help some clouds drive the grey away, and return presents to normal!
TomaTea gets festive in this cozy escape game that goes all out on decorations and puzzles. Christmassy style is everywhere, but if you want to escape and ring in the New Year, you'll need to crack some codes and find some presents!
It's almost Christmas, but where are the elves? They're hiding in each stage of this seasonal point-and-click puzzle game from Pencilkids, and if you want to make your Monkey GO Happy, you'll need to figure out how to make them show themselves!
Mateusz Skutnik brings the story that began over ten years ago to a close in this tenth installment of his wildly popular point-and-click adventure series. But though the end may be in your grasp, getting there will be anything but easy.
- • Magic Christmas Escape 4
- • X'mas Night 15
- • Free the Cats 2
This week! Twinkle makes your holiday twee with a Christmas themed escape game that's got a whole lot of cute. Esklavos has you solving puzzles in a magical field and hunting for presents. And Vitamin Hana's cats are locked up again, so it's up to you to set them free!
When life starts feeling a little bland perhaps it's time to go and look for some color to put the jazz back into your step, while at the same time letting you SEE where you can step in this clever free indie puzzle platformer.
Strange times down on the farm. Alien crop circles have scrambled your animals, so you need to rotate them around until all matching animals are grouped together. It may sound easy, but with 40 levels and hazards to keep specific animal types away from, as well as a few other twists, it's a challenging puzzle game with a great presentation for all ages.
The humans are still struggling against the alien race that conquered the earth. With poisonous air, radiation leaks, alien beast, mecha suits, and space ships there doesn't seem there is much a human can do with a handful of ammo and a pistol. But if you played the original Earth Taken, or the squeal you know that firearms and food rations go a long way.
A family reunion goes horribly wrong when you find yourself trapped in your ancestral home with a bunch of relatives who are... eccentric, to say the least. Can you find a way to escape in this morbid but lavish hidden-object adventure that's got twists and thrills galore?
Made in just 72 hours, as this little Metroidvania style puzzle platformer opens, you're a newly formed mutant who can't do much more than roll around. Explore the facility, unlock new body parts, and experiment with your surroundings!
After the death of his twin sister tore his family apart four years ago, 16 year old Shuuki is just coasting through life. But after finding his older brother murdered and discovering the murderer is able to travel through time, Shuuki is determined to set things right. But when it becomes apparent he's up against a serial killer, Shuuki has to work harder and harder to keep people safe by changing the past, and maybe himself, in this exciting and engrossing indie visual novel adventure.
- • Epic Clicker: Saga of Middle Earth
- • The Watchers' Chamber
- • The Spirits of Kelly Family
Think week on Link Dump Friday! Help a family whose soul has scattered into fragments inside their own home. Click your way to victory, cheesecake, and pop culture references galore. And continue your search for a missing brother in one seriously weird room.
Trapped in a cute but seemingly sparse room with a despondent ladybug, how will you find your way out? You'll need to solve puzzles that require you to look very closely at clues and your surroundings in this great, satisfying little escape game from Sanpoman!
'Tis the season, but these pirates won't be celebrating Christmas if you can't divert water through ice, snow, and dry land to float their boats and grow their Christmas trees in this latest installment of the cute puzzle series also available on iOS and Android!
Our heroine has gone all out to win best decorated house this Christmas, but blowing a fuse might ruin her chances! Help her fix things before the judges have to leave in this short holiday point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games!
- • Girl's Room No. 16: Eyeliner
- • Blueberry Pie
- • Painting
This week on Weekday Escape! Funkyland isn't ready to go out, Christmas or not, unless we toss the place for five tubes of eyeliner. Primera thinks painting a masterpiece involves sunglasses and puzzles. And MayMay would like you to serve up something sweet, but this is one kitchen where you'll need more than a recipe from Google.
It's time to pay a visit to a very special hotel, where the guests are strange, and the dinner menu changes every night... just make sure you're not on it. Rusty Lake delivers a gorgeously creepy and extremely morbid point-and-click puzzle game for desktop or Android and iOS, where every hotel guest has a different set of needs, and YOU have some very unique recipes.
Magnet, magnet, who's got the magnet? You'll need one to escape this sparse but sneaky escape by Vitamin Hana, but there's not one to be seen! Pay close attention to your environment and watch out for tricky hotspots in this short but satisfying escape.
iZBOT is a retro action-platform game by Daniel Spruce and Ruxar, where you take control of a fast-moving, double-jumping, wall-sliding hero of cyber-justice as he battles to make the world safe for non-humankind. Tough levels are matched by tight controls and a bit more exploration that is usually seen in this brand of "die-a-lot-till-you-win" game, making for a very satisfying time for any meat-sack out there.
Once thought to be all but a myth Vikings have cropped up once again and this time they are under your command. The Last Viking has you building boats, gaining recruits, grooming your heroes, and of course crushing village walls, raiding their homes and marking your empire to be the strongest vikings around in this free strategic and adventurous sim for iOS and Android!
Yonashi went all out in this Christmas themed escape game when it comes to toys... they're everywhere! But it's also got its share of sneaky puzzles and clever contraptions, making it a great holiday treat for fans looking for something cute and smart in equal measure.
An Ancient God like race helped bring balance unto the land. But now a foulness has spread across the land and once again the Xenos must be called upon. Gain keys to unlock these all but forgotten heroes and help restore the land so they can get back to their restful sleep in this strategy RPG with defense elements.
Simple can be smart, and this indie puzzle game is simply gorgeous to boot. Play as a little monster who just wants to build bunches of snowmen (and snowwomen!) by solving clever, tightly designed levels with rich atmosphere that will suck you in no matter what the weather is like outside. Also for iOS and Android!
The classic leviathan is back in a big way in this must-play action role-playing game version of Melville's American lit classic. Smash the ships, break open barrels for skills and special abilities and become an immortal oceanic god!
Jacques and Angelica were in love, but the wicked count wouldn't take no for an answer. Now in this hidden-object adventure, Jacques is imprisoned and to be executed for a murder he didn't commit, and his memories have been taken from him. But even when he escapes, the truth might not be so simple or easy to find in this morbid tale of love and obsession.
Angry Bison serves up a twist on the gem matching formula that will have you thinking fast in this arcade-style puzzle game also available on iOS. You'll be swapping gems between two halves of the screen, and each gem needs to make a match where it lands to count... but you'll also be racing the clock, and the longer you last, the harder it gets as more gem types are added!
Looking for some old-school flavoured shooting action? Load up Mutantleg's Doom-esque first-person shooter and blast your way through a lab filled with secrets, pick-ups, destructible scenery, and, of course, evil mutants and demons.
- • The Case of the Mysterious Maulings
- • Exorcist
- • Hippo on Elm Street
This week on Link Dump Friday! A dinner party where there's murder most foul aplenty... and you're the culprit! A rather loose definition of "exorcism" and some demonic hack-and-slashery, And finally, a Halloweeny hippo tries to learn what the holiday is all about, while avoiding some very Canadian house hazards!
Tiptoe past guards, avoid the big bad wolf, and collect presents for your grandma in this charming point-and-click puzzle game. Based on the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale, you must find the cure for your grandmother's illness as you navigate through farms, towns, and mountains with your trusty goat at your side. Can you make it all the way to granny's house?
The Bonte family cat is at it again, and now all the Christmas ornaments have been scattered throughout the house. Track down all twenty of them, but beware... this clever feline has set up puzzles for you to contend with! Also free for iOS and Android bundled with Where is Cat?
What's Christmas without the tree? In this clever escape game from Ichima, you can see a tree outside from the window, but you're stuck in this dim yet cozy room. Good thing you have a lot of smart and sneaky puzzles to keep you occupied!
The monkeys and the townsfolk are ready for Christmas... but the tree isn't! It just won't light, and you'll have to search the town and surrounding countryside for a way to turn it on in this point-and-click adventure, and solve some puzzles for the locals, too!
- • Jigsaw Santa Escape
- • 3 Cats and Christmas of The School of Witchcraft
- • My Boyfriend's Room 2
This week on Weekday Escape! Amajeto is feeling the season, and they may have locked you up, but there's presents for you under the three. CHOKO-CHAI's cats are still hard at work at witchcraft school, but they need to decorate the tree as part of their class. And Aries Escape is throwing a Christmas party... you just need to get dressed first!
Karuna's loved her friend Aurelie for a long time, but before she could find the courage to confess, something horrible happened, and now the woman she knew has become a tyrant set on taking over the world. It's a quest to save the world in this free indie RPG as Karuna sets out to recover three holy artifacts to strike Aurelie down... but can she save the woman she loves, too?
Cap'n Marcela isn't feeling very festive. The merchandise she ordered for the town's Winter Wonder fair is stuck in a giant iceberg, and if she doesn't get it out, she'll have a lot of angry townsfolk on her hands. Help her out in this short, Christmassy point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.
One year after volcanoes simultaneously erupt all around the world, plunging it into a new age, a young boy who barely survived with his family suddenly finds them missing, seemingly plucked out of thin air, and only a mysterious phrase to go on. This massive free text-based RPG adventure for Android and iOS offers over 2000 pages of in-depth post-apocalyptic storytelling with optional combat, minigames, and more, though ends abruptly as the first installment in a planned trilogy.
Santa's back, and he'd like another cup of coffee to relax before Christmas in this remake of Tesshi-e's 2014 escape game. Though it shares a lot with the original, a new facelift and some puzzle twists make it worth playing.
You're dying, and your desperation to find a cure brings you to a tiny town in the middle of nowhere. If you can complete a ritual over three days and dispel the curse on the mayor's daughter, you'll be granted The Secret of Life, but there's something even weirder going on in this creepy point-and-click hidden-object adventure.
Currently awaiting Steam Greenlight approval and playable as a big meaty demo, this indie spin on the match-3 RPG formula follows Oaf Knuckles on a secret quest, traveling across the world, solving problems with violence, and somehow still managing to become the leader of one very unlikely group of heroes.
After arriving in India, all Skip wanted was some local cuisine. Instead, he's stuck trying to fix a mess he made by traveling the country and trying to find ingredients to make fresh samosas in this short but fun and educational point-and-click adventure from Carmel Games.
What do an aquarium, a potted plant, a missing door, and questionable artwork have in common? They're all in this short and sweet escape game by Vitamin Hana that will give you a handful of simple, but well designed puzzles to brighten your day.
Ah, welcome! You must be here to play our new state-of-the-art heist game. It's just... there's a little problem. Someone is already playing it. You don't mind waiting around for a bit, do you? You might even help us finish the current session so you can start your game as soon as possible. Sounds fun, right? What could possibly go wrong?
The cats are back, and this time they're in need of your help to train them to claw their way to the very top of the arena league! Spend your days directing them to increase their skills or nurse their injuries, and outfit them in powerful enhancing costumes for battle!
- • PANGS
- • Nora's Tale
- • Wasteland Golf
This week on the free indie games of Weekend Download! A visual novel about waking up undead and really, really hungry. Golfing that you might actually watch since it involves post-apocalyptic hazards. And a Zelda-tastic retro adventure about a young girl out to save the world.
Taking in a stray kitten winds up casting you as the hero in a quest to save Christmas when a magical star is stolen. But who would want to stop Christmas from coming, and why? Elephant Games delivers a stunner of a holiday hidden-object adventure that's devilishly cute and not a little bittersweet, though perhaps a little light on challenge.
You'll need to find five items bearing the image of the iconic Wonderland duo if you want to escape from this strange house, and like all of Funkyland's games, it's as weirdly whimsical as you'd hope for, with just enough puzzles to make it a short, pleasant break.
When it comes to science, victory is just a hop, skip, and an exploding barrel away! You're testing a gun that can absorb and shoot out any matter, but when you get teleported away during a chain reaction, you'll need to use it to puzzle your way through a series of physics and platforming levels!
- • After School
- • A Subtle Kind of Murder
- • Spider: Downloaded
- • Three Wishes
This week on your Link Dump Friday! A young girl yearns to be noticed by the boy she secretly watches from afar each day. You've committed a murder and you only have a few minutes to clean up without incriminating yourself. A spider swings and leaps through acrobatic physics-platforming races in an evil computer. And a young boy learns the power of wishes and more about the people he loves.
If your business is flopping, don't flip. Unless we're talking about burgers. Journey across 48 states in this casual addictive culinary spin on the classic solitaire game, where dozens and dozens of levels await as our heroine cooks her way to success.
When a ball at Spluff Castle turns to fisticuffs, you must search for the Spluff responsible... the only catch is, Spluffs will punch anyone not wearing the same type of hat, and doing so makes navigating the halls a maze! Figure out your way through each level by swapping hats and getting punched to and fro in this cute, crafty, whimsical indie puzzle game.
The cubes are back, and they're up to no good in this physics puzzle game. The only place for them is in the slammer, and by clicking on the environment to change it around or remove it, you can make that happen!
These little friends are inseparable. They literally light up each other's world. But when their plane of existences holds some precarious situations they have to use each other to make it through together. Literally as both of them have major faults that only the other can make up for.
- • Button Escape 33
- • The Visitors Escape 2
- • Snack Escape
This week on Weekday Escape! You're stuck at a temple with an unhelpful cat and a whole lot of scattered buttons. Then you find yourself lost in a serene forest that hides a handful of puzzles. And finally, you'll climb into the wayback machine to visit some of the cutest escapers around who have a mighty need... for snacks!
Elaine's life isn't what she'd hoped for. She's been married for 25 years, sure, and she has a roof over her head, but anxieties, regrets, loneliness, and a feeling of disconnection make her days feel gray... but there is the matter of her house, which seems to be slowly changing around her in a way only she notices, and over the course of a week in this puzzle-less text adventure, the doors she opens can change her life by changing her past in unexpected ways... but is it for the better?
You are the funk! Extrude your squidgy protuberances as a shapeless mass of fungus in untame's new otherworldly indie action platform puzzler. You play an amorphous colony of intelligent regenerating fungus, and maneuver it through a jaw-droppingly exquisite post-apocalyptic environment.
What fiendish trap could keep you from escaping this small and unassuming room? Why, nothing else but a dastardly and impenetrable wall of bamboo! Solve the puzzles Vitamin Hana has laid out for you if you ever plan on fleeing the bamboo's wicked clutches!
Bethesda's beast of an open-world RPG is back on PC and consoles. You thought you were safe in Vault 111 when the bombs fell, but after a betrayal, you find yourself 200 years out of time and chasing your missing son. Despite some odd design changes and a lingering sense of familiarity, Fallout 4 is still simply massive and engrossing, even if the detective robot can't be my husband.
Daniel's lost the ring he was planning to use to propose to his childhood sweetheart, Chelsea, and the last place to look is their old hometown. But nothing is as he remembers it, and it's clear there's something strange going on in this creepy, satisfying free indie horror adventure from a talented two-person team.
Hark, citizens! Our fair city is being menaced by cosplaying marauders! How better to stop them than battling them with other cosplaying marauders! Train your heroes and send them out to battle for the sake of city, reputation and cash in LitleGiantWorld's caped crusader simulator.
Craig is your average potions maker. This timid and fretful... man, I think, overthinks most things, but when he wakes up one day to find that his door has been blocked by some hooligans, he can't overthink enough to find a way out in this free indie adventure.
A mere month after the release of the last game in the popular Mystery Case Files hidden-object adventure series, Eipix serves up another! You've been plucked delirious and wounded from the sea following the events of the last game, but even after you've been committed to an asylum, you're still the only one who can stop a great evil in this creepy casual adventure.
The enemies are getting smarter and smarter these days. No longer are they following a set trail heading right for your kingdom. Oh no, this time they are coming from below. Thankfully your kingdom is even sneakier and has found out their plan ahead of time in this free defense game for Android and iOS!
Qiabo's bad eggs just won't stop, and with the creation of a superpowered armored egg, you're going to need to use new powers (and more firepower!) to smash them while keeping the good eggs safe in this latest installment of the popular physics puzzle series.